WICHITA — An alert resident called 911 when he saw someone trying to break into the Petro America store on North Amidon early this morning, police said.
The incident occurred just after 12:45 a.m. in the 2700 block of North Amidon, Lt. Doug Nolte said. The caller gave dispatchers such a detailed description of the suspect that officers were able to recognize and apprehend him as he fled the area about 1 1/2 blocks from the convenience store.
A 24-year-old man was arrested, Nolte said, and security video clearly showed him attempting to break into the store.
Nolte praised the resident who called 911 and offered a detailed description without putting himself in harm's way.